PLANNING permission has been given for the next two phases at Acton Gardens, the regeneration of the former South Acton estate.

The next step for developer Countryside, working alongside L & Q housing association,

Is to build 336 homes, comprising one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom flats, houses and maisonettes for sale, shared ownership or social rent.

The latest approvals by Ealing Council planners are for connections across the estate, linking the community centre, at its heart, with a newly-completed phase to the north.

A new north-south road will be started, linking Strafford Road with Avenue Park Road.

Acton Gardens is a 52-acre redevelopment of the former South Acton estate, costing £800m and creating 3,463 homes.

The rehousing of residents from the existing estate is a key priority.  At the start of the project, only 20% wanted to move into the new scheme, but this has increased to 94% in the latest phases.